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Anaesthesia Web helps children and parents worldwide to prepare for surgery

Every year, millions of children around the world are admitted to hospital for having anaesthesia and surgery. Many of them experience preoperative anxiety which negatively affects both their hospital experience

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Smiths Medical announces the ECRI evaluation of the CADD®-Solis V4 wireless ambulatory infusion system

Promotional feature Medical device manufacturer Smiths Medical has announced the release of the ECRI evaluation report for CADD®-Solis v4 with wireless communication Patient-Controlled Analgesic (PCA) and epidural infusion pump. ECRI

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Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a

EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2021

22-24 September 2021, Association of Anaesthetists Annual Congress; Liverpool

Join the Association of Anaesthetists for a vast selection of informative educational sessions to attend Reasons to attend Informative educational sessions High-profile speakers An attendance of around 800 national and

EVENTS JULY 2021

8-9 July, Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Conference; Newcastle

Reasons to attend The leading trainee scientific meeting in the UK aimed at all levels of trainee anaesthetists An attendance of around 350 delegates each year means the conference is a great

ARTICLES

Whatever happened to Exercise Cygnus?

James Watts, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, East Lancashire NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust, explores what learning points were identified from Exercise Cygnus, and whether the criticism of its

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Recycle anaesthetics to reduce carbon emission of healthcare

New research has highlighted the value of recycling general anaesthetic used in routine operations to reduce the carbon emission in healthcare. In the UK, healthcare accounts for more than five

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Charity launches nationwide survey to improve understanding of impact of Covid-19 pandemic within the perioperative team

A survey at the end of 2020 by the UK’s leading membership organisation for the perioperative workforce, The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP), highlighted concerns that poor communication in the

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Researchers uncover altered brain connectivity after prolonged anaesthesia

Prolonged anaesthesia, also known as medically induced coma, is a life-saving procedure carried out across the globe on millions of patients in intensive medical care units every year. But following

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Engineers share DIY instructions for 3D-printed blood oxygen sensor

Designs for a low-cost, 3D-printed blood-oxygen sensor have been shared by engineers at the University of Bath to help in the fight against Covid-19. The do-it-yourself ‘Open Oximeter’ sensor, designed